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new iBooks are perty

Discussion in 'Mac' started by Jakeman, May 1, 2001.

  1. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    me like much. :D
     
  2. Autolycus

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    much better than the crappy old ones.. finally a consumer portable that consumers will BUY.
     
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    And one that fits in conventional docking stations :D.

    --Haite
     
  4. cowofwar

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    ...and very reasonably priced for a portable.
     
  5. Lurk

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    They are nice. I am kicking around getting one, but I probably won't. :(

    BTW, any other big news from the Apple "press event?" Or was the new iBook the BIG April announcement that Auto got us all worked up over?
     
  6. cowofwar

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    iBooks
    os x 10.0.2
    iTunes 1.1.1
     
  7. Autolycus

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    whats not big about the new iBooks? :(
     
  8. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    I'm seriously thinking about getting one. Either that or I'll get one after MWNY 2001 when they come with OS X prebundled (...would be nice).
     
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    I can't wait until my local macstation gets some in stock. Then I'm gonna take a trip down and beg my mom to buy me one. Or buy one for herself, then I'll commandeer it :D
     
  10. Lurk

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    Don't get me wrong, they are sweet. I want one. But a month ago you made it seem like there would be some earth-shattering news that we would all just be amazed over. No offense, but if the new iBooks were it, then I must say you over-hyped them a bit. That, and it wasn't that big a surprise, since every Mac site in the universe told us they were coming, and the old model was getting a little long in the tooth.

    Nothing personal Auto, I just wasn't as wowed as I hoped to be.
     
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    yup, my next comp will be an ibook. I think this thing will be more succesful than the imac personnally. I think this is jobs best release yet...
    $300 for a CD-RW though.... ouch....
    anyway, anyone wanna buy an imac 333 for $500?
     
  12. Autolycus

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    $500? hmm.... what flavor
     
  13. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    bleh, 333s have a 6MB Rage Pro right? It's the ultimate Nanosaur card, but not ideal for Quake. :D

    And to add the Voodoo 2 to the 333s you have to point solder because they took out the mezzanine connector. :(
     
  14. cowofwar

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    I'll use my deskstop to burn cds thank you very much. I wouldn't burn cds in a laptop unless it has a huge-ass buffer.
     
  15. Moose

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    Please tell me my eyes are playing tricks on me!

    Is that a single button under the mousepad?!?!?!!? If it is it may be THE stupidest thing I have seen Apple do yet. We have a 2 button OS now, it think it is time for them to acknowledge it!
     
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    Oh, I forgot to add that it does make me think different about getting one. If that isn't some sort of a rocker button (so it will actually have 2 buttons) I really think that I would shy away from one. I really hate this one button BS. I hate it hate it hate it hate it hate it hate it!
     
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    The whole computer acts like a mouse. Each of the four corners when pushed act like a seperate mouse button. And if you push on the screen REALLY HARD, you can push the fifth, secret, programmable mousebutton.

    (just kidding). :D
     
  18. Jakeman

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    lol @ sparhawk

    I like one button, except for gaming.
     
  19. Moose

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    I do really like it for gaming, but I use my left button frequently when I am navigating the desktop. It is something I have gotten used to and like. I figure if there is a function that can controlled by a simple mouse click, why make us use a second hand to do the same thing? They built the functionality into the OS. I could understand one button if it was a 3rd party addition, but they added the function!
     
  20. Lurk

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    As much as I hate to do it, I have to agree with Moose. OS X (and for that matter OS 9) seems to be designed for a two-button mouse. It's much more convenient to right-click than it is to control-click. It may sound like a small detail, but it's all the small details that add up to a good product. If I had my heart set on an iBook, I doubt the lack of a second button would stop me from getting it, but I can understand Moose's frustration. I am not sure why Apple is dead set against a second mouse button, but they seem to be.
     

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